So Glimmer has had some lines that make her seem pretty smart and cunning and manipulative.
She seriously is, and it's honestly pretty cool to see, and it honestly scares me a little, lol
But those lines were mostly in Unlocked.
In Legacy, I feel like we see almost a different side of her, and there's a few lines that I was going through that kind of pointed to it (someone also requested this, and somehow I forgot, so I'm two days late, but I'm doing it now).
I will explain why they make me think she's young, too.
Okay, first line:
"You'd seriously go back on your word?"
Yeah, lol, this wouldn't strike anyone here, but the word "seriously" suggests, to me personally, that her phrasing is that of a teenager. That's what a lot of us say, "Wait, seriously?" "Omigosh, are you serious?" etc.
"I know. But . . . I want to hear it from her."
Here, it isn't about word choice, but her pause in between the words "but" and "I", that seems, to me, like she's a teenager, since the pause kind of . . . . seems to represent a level of surprise, disbelief, and also almost vulnerability, depending on her tone.
I know that it could be the same for an adult, but this seems to be coming from someone who has deluded herself into being completely loyal to the cause. I don't think that most adults would be as needing-to-please Gisela
(*sigh* I know that second paragraph is confusing, but it's too much to go into here, tbh)
The last one in the actual canon book is less of a line and more of a chunk.
When Gisela was being pretty cagey about breaking her deal with Tam, there was a long silence, and Tam said, "See what I mean now?"
To which Glimmer said, "Yeah, I think I do . . ."
And then later, after Gisela said she'd deal with them later, Glimmer said, "The thing is . . . I don't think you will."
And then she grabbed Tam's wrists in a hurry.
Okay, honestly this made me want to laugh, bc it almost seems like teenage dramatics at play here, tbh.
It's a big turning point in the battle - probably the turning point - and it was certainly emphasized, I think.
This may not seem like much, but teenagers are ~occasionally~ dramatic like that, and both Tam and Glimmer fed into that trait in that moment (lol, I have proof of this on Tam's part)
Now in Tam's section in Legacy, I think I marked down a few too.
Again, she kinda uses some more - not quite "slang" terms - but definitely more common words that hint that she's at more of a teenage stage.
"Or because you want everyone to see your awesome bangs?"
Yeah, here's the word "awesome", and then complimenting him on his looks. Idk, this feels like a real teenage thing to say.
When he still didn't respond, she sighed - then leaned closer and whispered, "Gethen's mad at you."
This is more about discription, "leaned closer and whispered". This kind of hints that she's feeling a bit of secrecy here, almost, and she feels the need to be discreet. Leaning closer and whispering is the way I'd see a teenager "trying to be discreet".
Plus, she - dang it, I had something to add there, but now - ohhhh right, I remember now (lol, don't you love the way memories work?).
It seemed to me as if she was trying to provoke him - and she was. He literally says that she tries to get him to talk, and I think that this would be a teenage brain's way of saying, "haha, I'm going to try to get this person to talk, so let's whisper to them something that might make them mad."
Idk, maybe it's just me for this one, but this is probably the biggest for me.
Here's another term of more teenage language.
"Shades are weird."
I mean . . . idk what to say about this one.
Again, her terminology here just kinda hints at her being younger.
"I just . . . don't understand why you have to be so stubborn," she said to him. "You don't have to be all alone here. You could have friends."
There's a couple things here, that might almost point to naivete. Her thinking she could be friends with someone who was obviously there against his will.
That pause at the beginning also shows that she may be feeling like she wants to open up to him, but doesn't know how. It kind of depends on her tone, which unfortunately Tam didn't really mention, so we don't really know, but the way I read it, it seems to me like she was almost getting "soft" there, if that makes any sense.
That is not me trying to stereotype girls into being soft (she even mentioned she heard Tam crying), but it does seem like this is her softening in something.
Okay, that's way too much guesswork, and doesn't make all that much sense, and all that, and you probably still don't see why this points to her being a teenager, but this just strikes me as something that she'd phrase as a teenager.
Then Glimmer grabbed her book and stalked away.
Again, a little more dramatic exit here. She couldn't have just walked away?
"Stalking" is what a lot of people do to signal that they're angry - and yes, that's what Glimmer was doing given the context of the scene. It's just . . . yeah.
(okay, sorry guys - I am really doing a terrible job at explaining this, but I'll try to get through to the end and we'll see what happens.)
Glimmer shrugged, picking up the tiny cat statue from his bedside table (yes, that cat statue, lol - Glamtue for life) and trailing her finger along its curved tail. "It gets lonely here."
Again, showing a bit of vulnerability here.
Why might this make her a teenager?
Going back to that naive-ness I've mentioned.
Also: she shows almost a sort of obsession with this cat statue, which could point to immaturity? We don't know all that much about it, but it's sparkly, and a cat . . . and she obviously likes it, since she put it there.
And finally, I think that the entire last scene shows her inexperience and lack of thought in a certain area: whether she would leave the Neverseen or not, really.
She takes some steps back, and hesitates when she says she doesn't know. Gets defensive over it when he calls her out.
Dang, I really wish we could've gotten scenes from her pov, or I hope that we will, but yeah, there you go.
Some Glimmer lines that strike me as teenage terms, and yeah